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Former Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd pleads guilty to extreme DUI, faces jail time

Posted: 11:51 AM, Feb 17, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-17 22:40:37Z

Former Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd has pleaded guilty to extreme DUI stemming from an incident that took place in Scottsdale in December, according to court documents.

Floyd, 27, was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle and arrested on suspicion of extreme DUI in Scottsdale on Dec. 12. On Thursday, he pleaded guilty to one count of extreme DUI with a blood alcohol content greater than .20. Floyd's BAC at the time of his arrest was .217, nearly three times the legal limit in Arizona. Six other charges against Floyd were dropped.

In December, ESPN reported Floyd would face a minimum of 45 days in jail if convicted for extreme DUI. He will also have to use an ignition interlock system n his vehicle, pay a $500 fine and contribute a combined $2,000 to prison construction and public safety equipment funds.

Floyd was also arrested for DUI while attending Notre Dame in 2011, as he had a BAC of .19. ESPN reported Floyd's license could be revoked for a year in Arizona if the second DUI is taken into consideration.

Floyd was released by the Cardinals days after his arrest. He was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots and went on to win a Super Bowl championship with the team,  although he was inactive for the game itself.

After the game, Floyd took to Twitter to call out fans upset that he won a Super Bowl ring.